Deb Richmond joined E-Nini-Hassee in December 1991. A Licensed Mental Health Counselor and recipient of the Social Worker of the Year Award from the National Association of Social Workers/Florida Chapter, Deb currently oversees E-Nini-Hassee’s Social and Clinical Services Department.
As the Director of Clinical and Social Services, she is responsible for overseeing the therapeutic treatment plans and progress of E-Nini-Hassee students and their families and also acts as program liaison with the many organizations nationwide that refer youth to E-Nini-Hassee.
Deborah received her Master’s degree in counseling education from Clemson University and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. She is certified in Reality Therapy/Choice Theory by the William Glasser Institute and has specialized expertise and training in family therapy, gender specific issues related to female adolescents, the 8 to Great Curriculum, as well as play therapy, human trafficking and the treatment of sexually abused children.
Prior to joining Eckerd, Deb worked for 10 years to advocate for and supervise the placement of mentally challenged adults from institutions into independent living settings.